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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera podocarpa Baker f. & W.Martin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Congo to Tanzania and Zambia.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Softly woody shrub up to 2 m. tall; branches brownish strigulose, obscurely ± 6-angled.
    Leaves
    Stipules setaceous, up to 8 mm. long; stipellae filiform, up to 4 mm. long; rhachis brownish strigulose, up to 8 cm. long, including a petiole of 2–3 cm., prolonged up to 15 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; petiolules densely pubescent, up to 3 mm. long; leaflets 5–7 or –11, oblong-elliptic, apiculate, up to 5 cm. long and 3.5 cm. wide but usually half that size, with a well-marked reticulate venation, strigulose on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, blackish strigulose, up to 16 cm. long, including a peduncle of ± 3 cm.; bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 6 mm. long, caducous; pedicels 2 mm. long in flower, reflexed and up to 5 mm. in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely brown strigulose; teeth subulate, up to 2 mm. long, the upper pair very widely separated, so that all 5 teeth appear bunched together at the abaxial side.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely brown strigulose outside; standard pointed; keel rather rostrate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10–12 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod cylindrical, ± 5 cm. long, including the glabrous 4–5 mm. long stipe and a 3–4 mm. long point, ± 2.8 mm. wide, blackish strigulose; endocarp spotted.
    Seeds
    Seeds ± 8, well separated.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland; 950–2100 m.; rainfall 800–1000 mm.
    Distribution
    T4 T5 T7
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Central African Repu, Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Indigofera podocarpa Baker f. & W.Martin appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 8: 154 (1923)

    Accepted by

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 156 (1962).
    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 120 (1962).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 93 (1958).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 134 (1954).
    • Bak. f. & Martin in Bulletin du Jardin botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 8: 154 (1923).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0